MaryLou Roberts

Suzuki Guitar Lessons

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Learn Excellence from the beginning!


MaryLou Roberts is the Coordinator and Guitar Teacher at the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute of Music since 1992.

SAA teacher trainer since 2006

ESA teacher trainer since 2011

Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors 2010-2013

Chair of the International Suzuki Association Guitar Committee 2011-Present

MaryLou received a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in 1984, and a Master of Music degree in guitar performance, Valedictory Award, from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1986. MaryLou and husband Brian are both enthusiastic about the guitar and classical music, and enjoy talking about life, teaching and guitar playing while on daily morning walks. Their three children grew up as Suzuki students in guitar and violin.

MaryLou Roberts

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Master of Music Degree in Guitar Performance at: The Cleveland Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music-Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the European Suzuki Association


It is my goal to be the kind of teacher that inspires, at times challenges, at other times uses humor, always giving the best in guitar music and technique.


Students generally start Suzuki Guitar between three and eight years old, depending on each child's development and the parent's commitment to attending the lessons, group classes and leading the daily practices. The Suzuki Method is a complete instrumental training that develops the whole child, nurtures playing into adulthood, and prepares them for a life of enjoyment through music making. Aside from taking private lessons, students commit to attending group classes every other week on Tuesdays, usually between 6:00 and 7:15, depending on which group the student is in. Group classes are an essential part of the Suzuki Method and very important for motivation, listening, leading and flexibility.

In Group Playing, students learn flexibility, how to follow, how to lead, and the joy of being a part of a musical group of peers.

Advanced Suzuki students playing for

Christopher Parkening at the University of Michigan Musical Society Ford Honors Program, Rackham Auditorium.

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Each Summer, we host the Ann Arbor Suzuki Guitar Institute; a 5 day event including daily lesson, concerts, ensembles, music games and fun together with friend

Summer 2019 dates, TBA

Concordia University

Visiting faculty and engaging activities. More information:



'Returning Home' by MaryLou Roberts

A Suzuki Book Three Level Reading Piece

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'The Awakening' by MaryLou Roberts

This guitar solo was written by MaryLou in 1981, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Click here to listen to a performance on Soundcloud